Chrome, Wheels, and Voices – The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where snow is covering the ground as the sun rises. The snow might not last much longer though as we’re expecting sleet and rain today. Rain is a bad word for folks like me who like to ski. On the upside, it’s a great day to make and eat more Christmas cookies with my daughters. I hope that you have something fun planned for your weekend as well. 

As I do every week I’ve gone through my blog’s analytics to find the most popular posts of the week. This week’s most popular posts featured handy classroom management tools, a list of Chrome extensions, ideas for making comics, and a game about stopping the spread of COVID-19. 

These were the week’s most popular posts:
1. Classroomscreen – Timers, Names, and Noise Meters
2. Google’s Favorite Chrome Extensions of the Year

3. SpinnerWheel – A Great Random Name, Number, and Word Picker
4. Seven Ideas for Crafting Comics in History Classes

5. Try Virtual Backgrounds and Immersive Views for Virtual Events
6. Add Voice Recordings to Google Forms Questions, Answer Choices, and Feedback
7. Germ Science Investigation – A Game About Stopping the Spread of COVID-19

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